The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology for the Masses
The History of Wireless chronicles the discoveries and inventions that led to today's mass market. Part I covers Volta, Faraday, Maxwell, Lodge, and Hertz--presenting crucial aspects of their work often missed by their biographers. Part II describes the development of the telegraph and telephone and how Marconi, Fessenden, de Forest, and Armstrong made them "wireless." It also covers the birth of radio and TV broadcasting and figures including Sarnoff, Farnsworth, and Zworykin. Part III provides a comprehensive history of mobile radio, cellular, and digital cellular. It proceeds to look at emerging technologies and standards such as 4G wireless and ambient light-powered color displays. The final chapter reviews the creative process in technology development.